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That's a sweet looking blade! Looks comfortable.  Nice job!  What was the starting stock?

How heavy is it?

 

I've got my fingers crossed that I'll actually be moving to a place where I'll be able to re-set up my shop, so hopefully I can join in this time.  

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I have a box of old chisels I picked up at a yard sale for $5. I have no clue what material they are unfortunately. The seller said his father used them to make headstones.

 

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At the moment it weighs 7.6 oz. Next week I will do some more grinding and heat treat.

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Two hours to this point maybe a bit more. IMG_20191011_111335775.jpgIMG_20191011_081957851.jpgIMG_20191011_084011474.jpgIMG_20191011_090519628.jpg

  with the T shape at the back of the spine i cannot grind it with the belt aanders I have, so all clean up work so far has been with a 4.5in disk. 

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3 hours ago, Chad Scott said:

I am not entirely sure. It is a beast though. It's my favorite anvil at work. 

 

There will be a two-digit number on the right front foot as you look down the horn from the tip.  Add a zero to that number and that's the weight. 

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Forging out that long thin tang has given me an epiphany as to why most of you fellas use power hammers :lol:

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3 hours ago, Alan Longmire said:

I forgot to add, that's some clean forging!  Well done!

Thank you. I dislike having to spend time getting rid of hammer marks. I cannot leave marks on the products we make at work so I couldn't get away with poor hammer control.

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42 minutes ago, Chad Scott said:

It is great! I want it for myself. Whenever I get a shop of my own

 

Make a deal with the boss to pay a little at a time- over time it will add up! Offer to "buy" a new anvil for the shop and you take the old one.

 

Does you 2 things- locks a price in (biggie) and helps you start saving (albeit forcefully) for a big one for your own place!

 

Knife is awesome as well!

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This is Excellent work Chad, especially hammer control and the brazing idea! On a piece of metal, like the chisel, it requires a lot of heats to hand hammer into a shape, (even with my 4 1/2 pounder). So very nice!

Thank you for sharing.

Gary LT

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Hey all! Sorry I never completed this. Life has hit me hard this year. I had a lot of life issues at the end of last year the unfortunately kept me from much of any forge work or this forum. Then a week and a half ago I was the victim of a head on collision. I am healing well, though still hospitalized. They say I should be able to walk in about a six months. So here's hoping that I can join you all in the fun next year!  I have learned a lot from everyone here, and I thank you all.

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